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Workout Wonderteas: Turmeric

Natasha Nesic

Resolutions waning? Too much Valentine's Day Chocolate? Find out how incorporating the wonders of turmeric into your life, workouts, and (most importantly) teas can help! Take it from Natasha, who's a Personal Trainer for Life & Tea Sommelier! If anyone could be more qualified to combine tea and fitness... and turmeric! Read on!

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History White Tea

ALL ABOUT WHITE TEA

Diana Rosen

Looking for something delicate yet flavorful? White teas are the answer. With a lower level of caffeine, they offer a softer pep-in-your step, and they look beautiful brewing in glass pots or cups! Learn about their history, and check out some of our favorites!

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History Enjoying Yak Tea

Yak Butter Tea: The Original Bulletproof Beverage

Jenessa Puenner

Yak Butter?! Adding a little butter and/or your favorite natural oil to your morning brew became a popular trend a few years ago when "bulletproof coffee" burst onto the scene. What is the real origin of this trend? In far-flung Tibetan culture, yak butter tea has been known as as the national drink of choice for centuries. This modern trend has a fascinating, ancient and scientific history that predates any Western health buzz.

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Health & Beauty Tea Relaxation

Care for Yourself With Tea

Samantha Albala

Tea is a perfect ingredient to include in a self-care regimen. Why? Tea requires attention and care, and is itself a reward. This focus is what makes tea grounding and revitalizing, and in return gives back the attention, care, and reward put into making the cup.

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Culture Tea Field

ALL ABOUT TEA: Pu Erh

Heather Edwards

It is not fresh, but intentionally and carefully aged, sometimes for decades. It does come in loose leaf varieties but generally puerh comes in a compressed form: bricks, rounds, knobs, balls. It always begins as green tea despite its dark color. And, it is a signature tea from the province of Yunnan in mainland China.

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Drinks & Eats Fall Tea

Best Black Tea Flavors for Fall

Mary Ann Rollano

As the nights become a little cooler and the sun sets a little earlier, the onset of Fall is the perfect time to explore the different flavors of black tea. There are a few that stand out as classic favorites. Some of the black teas I recommend here are naturally flavored while others get their flavor simply from their terroir, processing and blending.

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History Learning about the history of Green Tea.

All About: Green Tea

Heather Edwards

It is alleged that it was Shen Nung, the Emperor and herbalist of ancient China (2700 BC,) who first sipped a few leaves that had floated down from a nearby tree into a kettle of boiling water. Those leaves were green, fresh, and their intoxicating fragrance made the emperor curious enough to taste the resulting beverage. That was the beginning of tea drinking in China but it wasn’t until the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) that tea became the national drink of China.

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History All About Tea

All About: Oolong

Diana Rosen

Grown in Mainland China since the early Qing era, namely in Fujian (in the north in Minbei, and the south in Minnan) and in Guangdong, oolong teas go by several names: oolong, wulong, Formosa, and by particular varietals or processing styles, like Ti Kwan Yin and Pouchong.

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Health & Beauty Tea Fields

The Facts of Enjoying Hot Tea on a Hot Day

Samantha Albala

Drinking a hot cup of tea may seem like the perfect cozy winter activity, and it is, but that doesn’t mean it also won’t help you survive a sweltering summer day. Science supports tea being an ideal remedy in both seasons due to how our bodies react to internal and external stimuli, and how our natural responses to a good cup of tea make the heat that much easier to endure.

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Drinks & Eats Iced Tea with Lemon

Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Mary Ann Rollano

Cold brewed iced tea is as simple as ‘sun tea’ but better. There’s no risk of microbes developing as the product sits in the hot sun for hours at a time. However, the principle is the same. You’re eschewing the kettle along with the hot water to brew tea.

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Drinks & Eats Coffee and Tea

CoffTea: Enhance Your Friend’s Coffee With Tea

Samantha Albala

Mixing your favorite tea with a BFF’s favorite coffee?! Crazy…maybe even sacrilegious, right? Tea is so magical on its own; it doesn’t need another beverage stepping in (or should I say steeping in), right? Well, maybe not need, but it does spark a bit of curiosity. So why not spend one afternoon mixing high quality flavored loose-leaf teas with high quality single origin coffees?

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Health & Beauty

Yoga Break 11: Let Us Lotus

Natasha Nesic

When someone says “yoga,” the first thing that comes to mind is Lotus pose. t’s the one that can take the longest to achieve, due to how flexible you must be in your hips, knees, and ankles to get into the pose—let alone sit comfortably for the desired length of meditation...

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